Demjanjuk Asks High Court To Stop Deportation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Washington (AP) -- Alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk has asked the Supreme Court to stop his deportation to Germany, where he faces 29,000 counts of accessory to murder.

A federal appeals court has cleared the way for deporting him to germany, but the 89-year-old Demjanjuk argues he is too sick and frail to be sent overseas.

The Supreme Court did not say when it would rule.

The appeal goes first to Justice John Paul Stevens, who can decide the request on his own or refer it to the full court.

An arrest warrant in Germany accuses Demjanjuk of being a guard at the Sobibor Camp in Nazi-occupied Poland in 1943.

Demjanjuk maintains he was a prisoner of war, not a camp guard.

A German court on Wednesday rejected an attempt to block his deportation, saying it would have to be decided by American courts.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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